Areas of Expertise
Educational leadership, higher education administration, multicultural education, career development, and women's issues.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
B.A. Biological Sciences, Minor in German
M.S.Ed. Health Education
M.S.Ed. Educational Psychology
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Dr. LaDonna Morris is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Services. She served an administrator at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) from 1996 until 2015, first at the Rosanne R. Hartwell Women's Center until 2013, then at the Career Development Center. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Addictions Professional. Prior to FSCJ, she was a therapist and supervisor at St. Johns County Mental Health for seven years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, a master's degree in Health Education and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from Southern Illinois University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida. She is a certified True Colors trainer, a certified True Colors Career trainer and a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) trainer. Dr. Morris is a recipient of FSCJ's Exceptional Service and Initiative Award as well as the Quality Leadership Award. Her dissertation, Perceptions of a Chilly Climate: Differences in Traditional and Non-traditional Majors for Women, won two awards: the Herbert H. Handley Dissertation Award of the Mid-South Educational Research Association and the Thomas Mulkeen Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation at the University of North Florida. She received the Innovators Exemplary Practice Award of the Career and Professional Employees Commission of the Florida Association of Community Colleges for her Bridging the Digital Divide for Displaced Homemakers Program. As the Principal Investigator for a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to provide after-school technology experiences to high school girls, she received the Florida Association of Community Colleges Equity Commission Exemplary Practice Award for Reach-Out and Access. In 2013, she was selected as the Corporate Leader of the Year by the Women's Business Owners of North Florida. She is a past President of Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Inc., a scholarship foundation for women, and a past President of FSCJ's Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Morris served as Chair of the Jacksonville Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women for 2012-2013.
Grants and Contracts Awarded
Served as Principal Investigator for a $1.5 Million National Science Foundation ITEST Grant: Tri-Regional Information Technology (TRI-IT) Program at FSCJ to provide after-school technology experiences to high school girls.
Bridging the Digital Divide for Displaced Homemakers $30,000 Grant from the Women's Giving Alliance to provide computer classes for displaced homemakers.
Grants for a variety of programs at the Rosanne R. Hartwell Women's Center at FSCJ for the Challenge Program for Displaced Homemakers, Gender Equity for women and men in non-traditional careers, Reach the Heights for single parents.